Essay Archive - Ban Smoking
Although smoking is a proven killer, Americans waste hundreds of
dollars each year on tobacco products. Other drugs that are harmful, such
as crack or marijuana, are illegal in the United States. However, the use
of cigarettes, which kills millions worldwide annually, is perfectly legal.
If certain harmful substances are illegal, then cigarettes should not be
Smoking has several harmful effects on the body. Cigarettes cause
eighty-five percent of lung cancer and are responsible for thirty percent
of all deaths resulting from cancer. (Bartecchi, 49) People who have smoked
for a significant period of time wil....